Abstract: A fitted sheet is formed with material that is tapered in width between the side edges, so that the material is wider between the side edges, at the mid point between the top and bottom edges, and narrower in regions closer to the top and bottom edges.
Abstract: A mattress guard is disclosed for use in a convertible sofa bed having an air inflatable mattress supported on the mattress support of a folding bed mechanism frame. The mattress guard includes a pair of flexible guard members adapted to be placed on opposed edges of the mattress, elastic straps resiliently securing the guard members together along the top surface of the mattress and attachment devices for securing the guard members to the mattress support below the mattress. The guard members hold the bedding for the mattress securely against the mattress and prevent it from becoming entrapped in the folding mechanism when the bed is folded. In addition the mattress, will be compressed when air is released therefrom prior to folding of the sofa bed to space its edges away from the mechanism.
Abstract: A fitted sheet is disclosed having an edge elastic sewn to the lower edge of the open bottom. Elastics sewn in the corner seams extend from the top of the sheet to the edge. The sheet may be applied to mattresses of different thicknesses in the same nominal size without bunching or excessive tucking.
Abstract: Nonwoven fabrics characterized by a superior balance of strength and softness are formed utilizing an aqueous emulsion prepared by the emulsion polymerization of a vinyl ester of an alkanoic acid interpolymerized with: 10 to 30% by weight ethylene; 15 to 40% by weight of C.sub.4 -C.sub.10 dialkyl maleate; and 1 to 5% by weight of copolymerizable N-methylol containing monomer.
September 8, 1986
Date of Patent:
October 27, 1987
National Starch and Chemical Corporation
Abstract: A bedding article for covering a mattress comprising a substantially rectangular panel that covers the top and sides of the mattress and at least one stretch fit end that engages one end of the mattress. The rectangular panel has opposed head and foot ends and also has at least two substantially rectangular cutouts at the corners of the foot end that form first edges non-parallel to the foot end and second edges parallel to the foot end. The stretch fit end is formed by a rectangular panel of stretchable material attached along one long edge to the foot end, and first edges of the substantially rectangular panel, the short edges are then attached to the second edges such that a box-like foot end is formed.
Abstract: Disposable fitted sheets and method for making them. The sheets are formed without necessitating prior cutting by folding edges of the material and attaching the folded-over edges along diagonal lines associated with each corner. Elastic bands cooperate with each pocket to maintain the fit on the corners of the mattress. The bands are fastened in a stretched condition to the folded-over edges while the sheet is in a flat state. The process of the invention is particularly adapted to continuously forming such sheets which may be formed from a variety of inexpensive materials. Sheets of the invention are particularly useful in hospitals and nursing homes where frequent bedding changes may be needed.
Abstract: There is disclosed is a reversible fitted playpen pad cover including an upper panel having a rectangular area which is the same as the area of the floor of the playpen; a lower panel having the same area and shape as the upper panel in which the lower panel is secured to the upper panel along three of four mutual edges of the panels. This arrangement leaves an unclosed edge between the upper and lower panels and, thus, defines a flexible closure therebetween. There is also provided a rectangular lip panel which integrally depends from the upper panel along the unclosed edge of the upper panel. The lip panel is folded into the volume of the closure between the upper and lower panels and, along its opposite left and right edges that extend from the line of dependency with said upper panel, is secured between the upper and lower panels. The width of said lip panel extends over about one-third of the width of the entire playpen pad cover.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a cover made of fabric, non-woven fabric, knitted fabric or needle-worked fabric, for covering and dressing 3-D articles in a perfectly enwrapping manner and with great ease of application. The said cover features on two end flaps of two opposed sides a hemming of said flaps which forms a slide-seating within which corrugating elements are placed, each of the two free flaps of said cover also featuring two eyelets adapted to receive said corrugating elements.
Abstract: Items of furniture are disclosed comprising at least one integral contoured interior element made of foamed material molded and/or cut into desired shapes or contours with an inner lining made of a smooth stretchable material covering the interior element and an outer material form fitted to cover the inner lining and interior element. In a second aspect of the invention, in a sofa embodiment, means for maintaining the planar relationship between the backrest and the arm rest portions of the sofa are disclosed; and means for supporting a backrest portion of a sofa when the backrest portion can not be supported by a wall of the room where the sofa is located are also disclosed.
Abstract: A bed covering includes a fitted side covering adapted to overlie the head end, foot end and both sides of a mattress. A top portion of the bed covering overlies the top surface of the mattress and is connected to the fitted side covering by a folded skirt portion which extends along the foot end and both sides of the mattress. The skirt portion is folded along a medial lower edge so as to present an interior layer fastened along its upper edge to the fitted side covering and an exterior layer fastened along its upper edge to the top portion. The fitted side covering both secures the bed covering onto a mattress and tends to properly position the top and skirt portions relative to the mattress for facilitating the making of the bed.
Abstract: A water bed employing a mattress in the form of a water-tight bag of flexible sheet material and having means for restricting swelling deformations in the peripheral portion of the top sheet of the bag.
Abstract: A bed covering includes a top covering adapted to overlie the top surface of a mattress, a side covering adapted to be fitted to the mattress and to surround the head end, foot end and sides thereof, and a foldable side panel interconnecting the top covering and side covering along the foot end and at least one side of the mattress so that the mattress, side panel and top covering define somewhat of a sleeping bag type enclosure for receiving a person. A first zipper along the edge of the top covering and top edge of the side covering enable the bed to be made by simply closing the first zipper to thereby foldably collapse and enclose the side panel between the top covering and mattress. A second zipper may be provided between the side panel and side covering to facilitate entry onto the mattress below the bed covering.
Abstract: An improved sheet and liner for waterbeds and the like is provided for use in cooperation with a mattress pad wherein the liner has inner and outer connective strips along its peripheral edge. The mattress pad is provided with a connective strip for attachment to the inner strip on the liner while the sheet is provided with a connective strip for attachment to the outer strip on the liner. A second sheet may be connected to the first sheet along a selected edge thereof.
Abstract: A cover pocket for securing the corners of a mattress cover to a mattress or box spring which is made from a rectangular flexible material. The material to be made into the corner pocket has notches at opposite corners which overlay each other. Folding in a specific manner and fastening by stitching to a matress cover results in the corner pocket to be attached at each of the corners of the mattress cover.
Abstract: An improved bed covering including a first sheet defining a pocket to receive the bottom end of a mattress and a second sheet attached to the first sheet at the corners and bottom edge of the mattress end.
Abstract: A napped bedding blanket having an enhanced hand and a more uniform surface appearance and which substantially avoids the problem of shedding and pilling without chemical treatment or mechanical locking and thereby is able to substantially maintain its initial surface appearance during normal usage and after laundering. The blanket has a nap of uniformly distributed raised fibers on at least one side of a fibrous substrate, with the fibers extending generally outwardly from the substrate a uniform distance to provide a planar surface on the nap. The blanket is produced by subjecting a nappable substrate to a napping operation to raise fibers from the substrate and form a nap, and thereafter shearing the nap to a level such that substantially all of the raised fibers are sheared.
November 8, 1976
Date of Patent:
November 18, 1980
Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.
Ralph G. Barnard, Judson D. Taylor, Jr.
Abstract: A contour bedding sheet for use with a convertible sofa bed mattress that prevents tearing, ripping or engagement of the sheet with the sofa bed frame members. The sheet includes a fabric area for covering the top of the mattress, first, second, and third side overlap panels which overlap the sides of the mattress on each side, the panels being spaced apart to allow for the folding in the mattress, the panel ends being joined by elastic members disposed at particular locations to insure tautness of the sheet relative to the mattress surface regardless of the angular position of sections of the mattress relative to each other.
Abstract: A waterbed construction having an inner rigid frame member and a supported flexible bottom member for holding and laterally supporting a water filled bladder or vinyl mattress. The inner rigid frame member and bladder are covered and interlocked by a cushioned "cap" having rigid side walls and a flexible top member. The cushioned cap fits closely over the inner rigid frame member in much the same manner as a cover fits over a box. This arrangement provides additional strength for containing the lateral forces generated by the water filled bladder and at the same time provides maximum sitting comfort. In addition, the use of a close fitting cap having outer rigid side walls in combination with an inner rigid walled frame member, provides a sealed container for the bladder and virtually eliminates the possibility of water loss in the event the bladder develops a leak.
Abstract: A mattress construction comprising a filler with a surrounding mattress cover. The cover defines an opening along at least one of its ends, and a zipper is provided for closing the opening. A fabric section of the cover is positioned in overlapping relationship with one end of the zipper. This section defines a pocket for receipt of the zipper closure when the zipper is closed to thereby reduce the likelihood that the zipper will be opened during use of the mattress.